Meet the Team

The Founders

Andres Vargas
PhD (c), MS, CSCS, CISSN

Andres is a coach and founder of The Strength Cave who has worked with a variety of athletes in their fitness pursuits. Originally fueled by his personal journey from obese teen to powerlifting champion, he has spent the past 8 years consuming as much information as he could with respect to exercise science, nutrition, and coaching. Given this curiosity, Andres has completed several research projects during his time as an undergraduate and graduate student. In addition to his role as the director and head coach of The Strength Cave, Andres is currently pursuing a PhD in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences at Arizona State University. His goals moving forward are to blend science and research with real world application in order to offer the best package possible for his athletes.

 

Daniel Bove
MS, CSCS, USAW

Daniel is a coach and founder of The Strength Cave who is currently serving as a Sports Scientist and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Atlanta Hawks. Before a career in physical preparation, Daniel entered Pennsylvania State University as a Fine Art Major. While consistently involved in athletics, Daniel eventually gravitated toward Kinesiology and Human Physiology. After beginning his coaching career at Crossfit Center City (Philadelphia, PA), Daniel made his way to University of South Florida where he received a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science. At his core, Daniel is driven by the desire to ask better questions and make complicated problems simpler.